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Read our latest newsletter: February 2017.

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"Until women can live free of the fear of domestic and sexual violence I will continue to raise my voice and partner with JDI. I want to motivate and inspire others to reimagine manhood so that the next generation of young boys and girls expect relationships to be loving, caring, and respectful and that they learn to cope with disappointment, breakup, and disagreement in civil, respectful, nonviolent ways. " ~ Peter Roby - 2014 White Ribbon Day Campaign Co-Chair

Cell Phone Drives

Hosting a cell phone drive to collect used cell phones and smarthpones helps JDI, victims of sexual and domestic violence, and the environment.


It’s easy. We can provide you with promotional materials. All you have to do is spread the word and put a collection box in a spot that is easily accessible to your co-workers, neighbors, or classmates.


JDI works with both Shelter Alliance and Verizon Wireless HopeLine. JDI receives monetary compensation for the phones sent on our behalf to Shelter Alliance. Phones dropped off at a Verizon Wireless store are refurbished and then distributed to domestic violence programs to give to survivors in need. Phones that can’t be refurbished are sold for parts, and the money is put into their foundations to support domestic violence services and programs like JDI.

In all cases, the collected phones are part of a national effort to make sure that local domestic and sexual violence programs here and around the country always have access to phones for victims in need. Because of this and the fact that not all donated phones will be functional, we cannot guarantee that the phones you collect will be distributed here in Massachusetts.

Whichever option you choose, thank you for your interest in supporting victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking as well as Jane Doe Inc.

To find out how you can set up a collection drive at your school, company, local library, police station or other setting, please read the FAQ section or contact us at donations@janedoe.org or 617.248.0922.

Three important notes:

!. Jane Doe Inc. does not distribute emergency 9-1-1 cell phones. If you or someone you know is in danger and needs a 911 programmed cell phone, please contact your local domestic violence or sexual assault organization.

2. Please deactivate your phone and erase all personal information. For instructions for the type/model of your phone visit: http://www.recellular.com/recycling/data_eraser/default.asp.

3. We ask that phones that you want donated to Shelter Alliance be sent to or dropped off at our office. Phones intended to be donated to Verizon Wireless HopeLine can be dropped off at at any Verizon Wireless location.

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